Surrey Art School – Summer School August 2016

Dear All

In August 2016 we will be launching our Summer School for Youth and Adult Classes in Art and Photography. Run by artist-teacher Eleanor Green who moved to the area last year from the buzz of East London, Eleanor will bring her experience working with Adults and teachers in galleries such as The Whitechapel Gallery and her 7 years teaching experience in London secondary schools (A-level Fine Art, GCSE, Arts Award, BTEC)  to this contemporary, fresh, unique and for the summer, outdoor educational experience.

Using a quaint Shepherd’s hut on Green Lane Farm in Newdigate – near Dorking, Redhill and Horsham- and a temporary workshop space, we have tailored workshops into a series of classes for both Youth (11-18) and Adult education. Workshops will be 2-3 hours long and include refreshments including home baked goods.


Experience the great outdoors and learn to record the world through modern technologies such as the I-phone or Digital SLR through to more traditional practices including watercolours, oils and print-making processes all with a contemporary twist!

For more information including how to book, facilities and workshops still available click the link here

For more information about Surrey Art School, including the launch of the after school programme in September 2016, further adult classes and retreats to Brittany in Spring 2017  follow the blog, check us out on Instagram or join our mailing list using the contact form.

Rosebery Photographers

Check out the work of my year 12 Photography students in their recently launched website. Built from scratch by artist/photographer Anna Luk, the site showcases some of the starter projects for the course as well as their development into their own practice through self selected avenues of making.

I think it’s important for students to learn skills that help them promote their practice prepare them for work and industry as well as fulfilling the assessment objectives of their course:

Portrait project by Anna Luk
Experiments – Beth Townley

Interested in learning more about Photography? Why not join my Summer School? I’ll be running group and individual workshops for budding photographers from 14-19 to over 60’s. Find out how to get the best out of your digital SLR or make a camera out of a drinks can!

More information including dates and times will be added to Workshops soon.

Or email me: to reserve a place. Spaces limited!

It’s about time – THAT Show 2016

Come and see my latest work at THAT network’s first ever collective exhibition – THAT SHOW 2016.

I’ve made new work for the show based around the way we behave, respond to and communicate with each other in relation to time.

THAT Show 2016 – 3-6 February – 10-6PM

Four Corners, Roman Road, E2

It's about time


2015-16 THAT network and the Sinnott Fellowship

The Sinnott fellowship was awarded to teachers from across the United Kingdom for projects they were running which encouraged an ‘outward-facing culture in schools. In other words practitioners who were invested in communities locally or across the globe and connecting them with schools in order to provide opportunities for teachers to develop their practice and for students to gain industry based experience which would allow them to learn about the workplace or to become part of their own communities and feel connected to them.

I was very honoured to be part of the final cohort of Sinnott fellows and was awarded funding to support the development of THAT network in order to broaden the range of CPD we could offer and ‘skill up’ our teachers encouraging confidence in their subject knowledge and expertise.

Some of the workshops can be seen here:

And for more information about the Sinnott fellowship


THAT meeting 3 – 4th June 2014

Firstly a huge thank-you to St Paul’s way for hosting the second THAT meeting in February.

The staff shared some of their fantastic photography and printmaking resources as well as running workshops in etching, lithography printing and alternative darkroom techniques. They have also provided resources including Powerpoints which are now available on Dropbox. To join the Dropbox shared folder simply email:

The final meeting for this academic year has now been confirmed for the 4th June 2014, 4-6PM at Morpeth.  We are really looking forward to visiting the school and seeing some of their facilities including their in house gallery space!

If you have any contributions to the agenda, questions or queries or simply to book your free place, email us!

Best of luck with ‘exam’ season and keep an eye on here for ongoing opportunities and upcoming events.

THAT team xx

(Fran, Ania, Ellie)




2014 Update

Happy 2014 one and all

THAT Network London

I am delighted to announce that a project very close to my heart – the Tower Hamlets Artist Teacher Network – co-founded by myself and artist Ania Bas, launched in December 2013. The first network event, kindly hosted by Central Foundation Girls School, brought together over 30 creatives including a majority of secondary art teachers from the borough as well as local artists and representatives from local organisations. The first meeting included discussions about the potential of the network, the state of education and how to preserve and celebrate the arts in these challenging times and subject specific CPD provided by CFGS’s own art department staff.

The next meeting is scheduled for February 2014 and will be hosted by St Paul’s Way‘s Art department.To book a place at the next event or for more information about the network please check the blog :



Whitechapel Gallery Secondary CPD Programme

This year Ania Bas and I will be donning our THAT hats and working closely with The Whitechapel Gallery, delivering CPD sessions for secondary art teachers in connection with their exhibitions as they launch.

Following on from the success of our October 2013 workshop based on the Sarah Lucas retrospective, we will be adopting a similar format for the next event, including an exhibition tour and a practical curriculum linked workshop.  The next workshop takes place Wednesday 5th February, 4.30-6pm, and will focus on their next major show- Hannah Hoch. To join us click the hyperlink here and book a place!

Hope you have had a restful winter hibernation and I do hope to see you at one the above events this spring!